DIY R18 P2R TBS with gasket Installation tips!

Discussion in 'Intake & Exhaust DIY' started by RobSBP, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. RobSBP

    RobSBP Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I like this intake a lot.
     
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  2. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

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    2012 LX
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    TBS installed! Love it! Car is so much more responsive. :vtec::vtec::vtec::woot::woot:

    Thanks for the help fellas!
     
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  3. RobSBP

    RobSBP Well-Known Member

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    Additional tip! After plastic gasket settle down for few days, tighten throttle body bolts again.
     
  4. Joe Liu

    Joe Liu Well-Known Member

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    okay so im tired of the gas cap error and thinking about cutting the gasket tomorrow. question, do you not have to cut the slit through? @VNPP the depth of your slit only looks halfway through..how long did it take going at it with a utility knife
     
  5. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

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    You think you are getting the gas cap error because of the spacer? Do you consistently get a message? I got the gas cap error 2 or 3 times when I first bought the car because I wasn't tightening down the cap until it started clicking.
     
  6. RobSBP

    RobSBP Well-Known Member

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    From the 8th gen site, they slit through the gasket. It seems to work also. It took me like good 30 minutes to mod the gasket when I did my.
    Good luck tomorrow!
     
  7. VNPP

    VNPP Well-Known Member

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    Yeah mine was the size pictured and halfway through. I haven't gotten a error message since I've had it either.
    Id say like 5 mins with just a regular flip out knife was all it took me. Good luck!
     
  8. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

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    I did this slit mod too and have never had an error code pop up. Utility knife. 20 minutes
     
  9. RobSBP

    RobSBP Well-Known Member

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    Hehe, I'm slow :)
     
  10. Joe Liu

    Joe Liu Well-Known Member

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    I get the gas cap error about once every few days and it's pretty tight. My friend who has the same car and tbs has the same issue.

    Lol I just took the gasket off and there's a perfect indentation of where I need to cut the slit to. How convienient..I definitely had this thing on tight.

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  11. Joe Liu

    Joe Liu Well-Known Member

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    Hope this works.

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  12. Joe Liu

    Joe Liu Well-Known Member

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    fml so while I was putting the throttle body bolts back on I heard a metal dropping sound. It wasn't till I couldn't tighten the bolts did I realize I might've dropped something important in the engine bay. I looked and looked. At one point I was going to give up and buy the part tomorrow at the local dealership..but I evetually found it by going under, taking off the skid plate and digging around.
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  13. VNPP

    VNPP Well-Known Member

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    FG3 Coupe
    Ohhh no!! At least you found it though, did you finish the installation?
     
  14. Joe Liu

    Joe Liu Well-Known Member

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    Yep all done! now to drive around a few days and see if the error message comes up again. Thanks guys!
     
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  15. Ron Flood

    Ron Flood Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle Model:
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    wow! I have used throttle body spacers in the past and never really noticed any difference except for clearance issues.... probably a tuning thing tho. I wonder if I should bite the bullet...
     
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